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Why do people buy water?

While waiting in line at the airport this morning to buy coffee, I noticed that many people were buying plastic bottles of water—at $3-4 per pop (my coffee was $2.50). And this wasn’t fizzy water, but regular still water, like Dasani, that has been filtered and may have had a bit of minerals added. Other people were walking around with bottles […]

Hacker cat!

Have a roaming moggie? If you know how to hack, your cat can be your best friend. See how in this video:   h/t: redlivingblue

I was prescient! Bill Nye and the Ark Park

Mike Greer, a retired Baptist minister, is a rarity: someone who seems to speak out about the abuses inflicted by people who claim to have God on their side. He writes for Religion Dispatches, but that doesn’t mean he’s soft on faith. You can see that in his new piece, “Did the ‘Science Guy’ Bill […]

Feeds working?

I am told by a reader that, at least for that person, the RSS feeds for the site aren’t working, so that the emails that go out with each post aren’t arriving. I’m trying to determine if this is a general problem, so if yours has stopped working, just let me now in the comments […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

A: What are you doing up there? Hili: I’m climbing moral heights. A: What for? Hili: So that everybody will admire my immeasurable humility. In Polish: Ja: Co tam robisz? Hili: Wspinam się na wyżyny moralne. Ja: W jakim celu? Hili: Żeby wszyscy podziwiali moją niezmierzoną pokorę.

Cheetah cub squeaking

Remember that cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), although they’re large African cats, cannot roar: they chirp, as well as making a panoply of non-roaring noises. (Go here to see my recent post which shows an adult cheetah embarrassing itself when vocalizing.) Here’s a cheetah cub making even cuter noises. The YouTube notes give some background: This cheetah kitten named […]

Dinesh puts his foot in it again, this time about Ferguson

Well, this bit of political theater (video below) occurred on “The Steve Malzberg Show,” a Newsmax talk show, last Thursday.  Not only does Dinesh D’Souza compare the American Left’s attitude toward the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri to the behavior of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but he argues that the Obama Administration has simply decided that Darren Wilson the […]

Irish pregnancy flowchart

This is a bit macabre, for it’s sad and funny at the same time. It is in fact an Irish Pregnancy Flowchart, created and updated by an Irish blogger, Bock the Robber. I’m putting it up because it’s relevant to what we learned this morning. Note where most of the paths converge. Also, it isn’t […]

Work to do

I’m working like gangbusters on the Albatross, which is coming along nicely but slowly. However, due to the existence of a real job, things on this website are either going to be either slow, video- and persiflage-oriented, or thin until this bird is off my neck.  The appropriate song was recorded in 1972 by the Isley […]

Here are the crabs. . . I think

by Matthew Cobb Here are four crabs from the spot-the-crabs-post (circled). As I said, I wasn’t sure where they all were. I’m not entirely confident of the one in the middle on the left… And there are probably more! Here’s a very confident set of spottings from reader Heather Hastie on the comments of the original post, who […]


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